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MAHLE Aftermarket showcases collision repair expertise at Kinetic 2023

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has showcased its service solutions offering, specialist Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration equipment and thermal management systems at Kinetic 2023, held at Te…

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Livery unveil: LKQ Euro Car Parts announces new partnership for Starline brand with GR Motorsport team

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

Starline powered by LKQ Euro Car Parts has agreed a two-year partnership deal with GR Motosport, with Storm Stacey riding in this year’s Bennetts British Superbike Championship as Starline Racing Kawa…

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DENSO heralds its customer karting challenge a great success!

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

On a rain soaked weekend at the Midland Karting Centre, after the hard fought qualifying rounds, the 18 finalists lined up to compete in two more head-to-head battles to decide the 2023 DENSO Go Karti…

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Schaeffler retains Andy Savva as REPXPERT brand ambassador

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

“Back in 2018, Schaeffler was an obvious choice for Andy Savva, aka ‘The Garage Inspector’, to choose as a brand partner during his transition from award winning garage owner to renowned aftermarket i…

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Help shape the future of the garage industry

Date: Tuesday 28 March 2023

Attention all independent workshop owners! Join the IMI working group to help develop apprenticeships with IfATE. IfATE, or the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, is an organizatio…

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Shaftec’s new website distributor finder further connects the aftermarket

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

Shaftec, the Drive. Steer. Stop expert has introduced a new ‘Distributor Finder’ section on its website. The Distributor Finder allows the user to identify Shaftec Distributors in the UK and Ireland, …

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GSF attracting “global interest”

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

Sukhbir Kapoor, President and COO, GSF Car Parts has spoken to IAAF on the company’s future following the acquisition of its parent company Uni-Select by LKQ Corporation. Sukhbir told the Federation: …

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LKQ Europe partners with CECRA

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

LKQ Europe is thrilled to announce its partnership with CECRA, the European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs. This partnership is built on shared objectives and common interests, including access …

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DENSO Europe celebrates its 50th anniversary!

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

February 2023 marked a significant milestone in the history of the leading original equipment (OE) component manufacturer and system supplier, as it is 50 years since the company opened its first regi…

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myITG revolutionises sales reporting to ITGs

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

The annual submission of sales figures to International Trading Groups (ITGs) is a tedious and time-consuming process for parts manufacturers in the independent automotive aftermarket. The six trading…

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Alliance Automotive Group UK&I partner with Exotec for new NDC

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

Global warehouse robotics provider Exotec has announced a significant contract win with Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) UK&I, a large car and commercial vehicle parts supplier working across Europ…

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Maverick Diagnostics’ Andy Brooke proud to join Automotive 30% Club

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

Maverick Diagnostics is delighted to announce that its managing director, Andy Brooke, has become a member of the Automotive 30% Club. The Automotive 30% Club is a voluntary network of executives from…

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Glen Callum Associates advises on attracting and engaging staff in the current climate

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

With 30 percent of businesses increasing recruitment in quarter four of 2022 and 28 percent of businesses planning to grow their team in quarter one of 2023, according to recent statistics released by…

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EV the talk of the A1 Motor Stores Trade Show

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

A1 Motor Stores successfully held its Spring Trade Show on 16 March at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham. The group followed on from the IAAF Conference 2022 by embracing the theme of all th…

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Mintex Racing continues Focus Cup and EnduroKA championship support

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

Braking friction specialist TMD Friction UK has confirmed its renowned competition braking brand Mintex Racing will continue its support of the one-make Focus Cup and EnduroKA motorsport championships…

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Elvis Presley Viva Las Vegas movie Cobra takes pride of place on packed Motul stand

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

As well as checking out some of the best that Motul has to offer for vehicle owners and restorers, visitors to the Motul stand at this weekend’s Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show wit…

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Sprinting for F2 Victory

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

The Lucas Oil-sponsored DAMS team secured its first win (10pts) in the second round of the new the FIA Formula 2 season with a Sprint Race victory for Ayumu Iwasa in Saudi Arabia. The flawless drive a…

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Schaeffler’s ‘Tea-break Training’ Zooms back into action!

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

The REPXPERT technical team made a welcome return to online training as Simon Cooper once again hosted a Zoom based ‘Tea-break Training Session’, in which Technical Training Manager, Alistair Mason br…

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Alliance Automotive Group UK&I excited to showcase range of offerings at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) are proud to be headline sponsors at Automechanika Birmingham 2023, taking place at the NEC Birmingham on 6th, 7th and 8th June 2023. Located at the heart of the UK's a…

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10 years of winning enthusiasm: GS Yuasa reaches milestone in sponsorship of HRC Repsol Honda Team in MotoGP™

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

GS Yuasa is proud to announce that it is celebrating its tenth anniversary as a sponsor of the HRC Repsol Honda Team in MotoGP™. This season, the eleventh of the sponsorship, features the riders Marc …

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WAI discusses the latest trends in rotating electrics

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

“While the rotating electrics market is consistent in terms of seasonal trends, –alternator failures increase by 44 percent during winter – we are seeing a greater demand for products found on newer v…

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DENSO continues its humanitarian support effort to help Ukraine

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

Since the war began, DENSO Japan and DENSO International Europe have donated 600,000 euros to the UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency and Red Cross) in Ukraine, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. Fr…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts commits to a 25% female workforce by the end of 2025

Date: Thursday 16 March 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts has announced a new commitment to ensure that at least a quarter of its entire workforce is made up of women by the end of 2025. The announcement came as part of the business’s exte…

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Leading auotmotive garage network Servicesure Autocentres sets sustainability records

Date: Thursday 16 March 2023

National garage programme Servicesure, run by motor factor GSF Car Parts, has broken records by cutting the most carbon emissions in 2022 through the responsible management of used lubricating oil, of…

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MOT CPD critical to keeping revenue streams open, urges LKQ Euro Car Parts with two weeks before the deadline

Date: Thursday 16 March 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts is urging MOT Testers to complete their 2022/23 MOT CPD before the end of March deadline. With less than 16 days to go, the DVSA have reported that over 19,000 Testers have yet to c…

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K & S McKenzie highlight their strap and chain service

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

K & S McKenzie are highlighting their services for lifting equipment which include the assembly, testing and repairing of chains in accordance with customer requirements and also the opportunity f…

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Schaeffler’s REPXPERT Bonus Shop gets a makeover

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Schaeffler has updated its REPXPERT Bonus Shop to give members an even better range of merchandise to choose from, along with the promise of monthly special offers to tempt mechanics even further. Fro…

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Schaeffler reminds mechanics: “You’ve got to be in it to win it!”

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

The clock is ticking for workshop professionals if they want to be the first of three lucky ‘REPXPERT Bonus Point Millionaires’ created by Schaeffler this year, as the first draw will be made at the b…

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Drivers invited to put pedal to virtual metal for historic rally challenge

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Leading oils and lubricants manufacturer Exol Lubricants has launched an eSports event in partnership with the Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR), where drivers can put themselves through their paces …

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DENSO gears up for its karting grand final!

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

After six qualifying events across the length and breadth of the UK and Eire, the final 18 of DENSO’s most ‘race-ready’ customers are heading for the grand final to be held 18th March After a tough co…

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Glen Callum Associates champions women in the automotive aftermarket

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

As a keen advocate for a diversity in the workplace, Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is celebrating fair gender representation in the automotive aftermarket this International Women’s Day (8th March), hi…

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Jepson & Co’s vintage number plates get the Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars seal of approval

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Discovery channel’s Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars has shone a light on Sheffield-based, family-owned number plate manufacturer, Jepson & Co’s vintage and classic number plates in the latest series…

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SMP Europe warns against low-quality or counterfeit EGR valves

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe has reiterated the importance of high-quality EGR valves and engine sensors, to prevent longer-term and worsening issues on vehicles. SMP Europe supplies variou…

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LKQ Corporation clarifies GSF's future after Uni-Select acquisition

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

LKQ Corporation, the parent company of LKQ Euro Car Parts, has clarified that it will be undertaking a process to divest GSF following its acquisition of the factor’s Canadian owner, Uni-Select. The T…

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HELLA’s Neil Grant becomes a Member of the Automotive 30% Club

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

Just as HELLA, the original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier, continues to lead the way with a host of automotive advances and technological solutions, its UK Managing Director (MD), Ne…

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KYB launches Twin-Zero manufacturing challenge

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

KYB Advanced Manufacturing (KAMS) based in Los Arcos, Spain, is one of KYB’s three European shock absorber factories and it has launched a unique and interesting project called ‘Twin-Zero’. KAMS manuf…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts to highlight tech knowhow at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

Arnold Clark Autoparts will be highlighting its technical expertise and showcasing exclusive product brands at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham exhibition, which takes place from 6th-8th June. The…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts to sponsor first Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards hosted by IAAF

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts is to headline sponsor the first Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). Held on the evening of Wednesday 7 June …

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Show with opportunities from added benefits

Date: Friday 03 March 2023

Lucas Oil says its debut at the Race Retro Show in Coventry last week was a success on several fronts: “We generated lots of interest in the Lucas Safeguard Ethanol Fuel Conditioner and the protection…

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JURATEK renews sponsorship with Árón Taylor-Smith for BTCC 2023 season

Date: Thursday 02 March 2023

High-quality braking brand, JURATEK, has announced it will once again be sponsoring multiple British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) winner, Árón Taylor-Smith, continuing their partnership into the 20…

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BM Catalysts to shed light on future technology at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 02 March 2023

BM Catalysts will be focusing on the future at this year’s upcoming Automechanika Birmingham, as the aftermarket specialist prepares to share insights on the latest technology entering the aftermarket…

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JURATEK to showcase aftermarket expertise at A1 Motor Stores event

Date: Thursday 02 March 2023

Leading brake supplier, JURATEK, has announced it will be showcasing its leading product portfolio at this year’s A1 Motor Stores trade show on 16th March 2023, as well as hosting an exclusive competi…

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Motul partners with Masters of Motoring

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

Motul is delighted to announce a new association with the UK’s new prestige motoring event, Masters of Motoring, which is the latest offering from organiser, Great British Motor Shows. The new event, …

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MANN & HUMMEL to educate on most common EV filtration misconception at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

Automechanika Birmingham, the UK’s largest automotive trade exhibition, has revealed its gold partner, MANN & HUMMEL, will be talking all things electric vehicle (EV) at the return of the UK autom…

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Recession-proof your business with data webinar with Phocas

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

IAAF members, Phocas Software are running a webinar on Thurs 16 March at 11am GMT: Recession-proof your business with data. During periods of economic uncertainty, you need to be able to act quickly a…

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Coates signs up for new Porsche race series

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

NGK-sponsored North Yorkshire based racing car driver Max Coates and Graves Motorsport will embark on a debut season in the Porsche Visit Cayman Islands Sprint Challenge GB in 2023. The family-run tea…

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Training with the Parts Specialists: For direct exchange with the workshop experts

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

The product range with automotive parts and accessories of the brands DT Spare Parts and SIEGEL Automotive has recorded considerable growth. Due to this constant diversification, questions regarding t…

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LKQ Corporation Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

LKQ Corporation reported fourth quarter and full year 2022 financial results. “The fourth quarter was a solid operational finish to 2022. Our Wholesale - North America and Europe segments again delive…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts Blog - February 2023: Fixing the skills gap starts with retaining talent

Date: Monday 27 February 2023

The UK’s labour market is as tight as it has ever been. There are simply not enough people in the employment market to meet demand. As a result, those with vocations – like teachers and nurses – are f…

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PartsinMotion.co.uk highlights electric vehicle parts range

Date: Monday 27 February 2023

Online parts supplier PartsInMotion.co.uk is shining a light on its electric vehicle (EV) range of parts as they look to supply the future needs of the industry. The brand currently stocks over 7,300 …

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